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Rosario Lozada

Professor Legal Skills & Values and Director of Well-Being in Law

Education & CV

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude
Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • Legal Writing
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Well-Being in the Profession

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Professor Lozada serves as director of Well-Being in Law and teaches Legal Skills and Values; Professional Responsibility; and Ethics and the Legal Profession. With the Office of Student Services, she co-developed Well-Being at FIU, which received the 2021 Gambrell Professionalism Award administered by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. In 2021, Professor Lozada received FIU’s Torch Award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies FIU’s institutional values of truth, freedom, respect, responsibility, and excellence by exhibiting the highest standards of character and ethical behavior.

Professor Lozada is a faculty fellow with the University’s Office of Faculty Leadership & Success.  She serves on the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education Committee and frequently collaborates with an interdisciplinary faculty workgroup to foster Contemplative Practices in Education at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT).  With CAT, Professor Lozada has led and co-facilitated faculty reading groups on social change, racial justice, and mindfulness.

Engaged in well-being and leadership initiatives nationally and locally, Professor Lozada serves as 2021 Chair of the AALS Section on Balance and Well-Being in Legal Education.  She participates in leadership programming for the Association of Legal Writing Directors and offers continuing legal education workshops on well-being and mindfulness.

Professor Lozada graduated magna cum laude graduate from Notre Dame Law School, where she attended as a McCafferty Scholar and received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award for excellence in academics and service.  She clerked for the late Edward B. Davis, former Chief Judge of the Southern District of Florida.  Subsequently, as a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow, she represented low-wage immigrant workers in South Florida on issues ranging from wage and hour abuse to civil rights violations.

Trained as a mindfulness facilitator with UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Professor Lozada is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and the Mindfulness in Law Society.

Born in Miraflores, Perú, Lozada is a native Spanish speaker.